I want Mail not to download msgs unless I have asked it to through "Get Mail" (as I have set up in my old MacBook running Tiger). I set the option to "Manually" as noted in Help (and my "Missing Manual") to no avail - can you help or is this just not possible in Yosemite?

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Clarification Request
Will headers only do?
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No, only headers, unfortunately, won't do.
The only reason I'm fussing with MacMail at all is to get my "From" address on a mailto. And for that, it seems, I have to have a valid, enabled Mailbox. If I disable, and therefore turn off mail downloading, the "From" on a mailto is blank or "no sender".

I use Earthlink-Webmail as my major email account but do have a gmail address too which I have set up in Mail.

Maybe this is just not worth the effort - I do get the TO address with a mailto and can copy it into a Webmail-Compose page. Further thoughts?

Regardless - your link was VERY helpful in learning what can and cannot be done.

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For me I'd skip all that and move to another mail app.

Nod to Thunderbird.

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--- now on my Look-Into List - Thanks again.

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